Liverpool table £7m bid for wonderkid, club make response - report
By Harvey Byrne
Leicester have rejected a £7million bid from Liverpool for left-back Ben Chilwell, according to reports.
The Liverpool Echo claim that the Merseyside club have made an offer of £5million plus £2million in add-ons for the 19-year-old.
But the Premier League champions reportedly want £10million for the highly rated left-back, who has a year left on his current contract.
Chilwell is yet to make his Premier League debut but he did spend the first half of last season on loan at Huddersfield under the management of Jurgen Klopp’s former Borussia Dortmund colleague David Wagner.
The England Under-21 international made eight appearances for the Yorkshire side and it is reported that Wagner recommended the full-back to Klopp after a successful loan.
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The Express are reporting that the Reds may now turn their attentions to Hull’s young left-back Andrew Robertson.
The 22-year-old Scotland international made 52 appearances for Steve Bruce’s side across all competitions in the recently completed season as the Tiger’s won promotion back to the Premier League.
Liverpool’s interest in Chilwell and Robertson is an indication that Klopp is looking for a youngster to compete with Alberto Moreno for the full-back position, rather than to replace the Spaniard with an already established player.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Andros Townsend’s release clause at Newcastle has caught the attention of Liverpool as they weigh up whether to make a bid for the player.